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Thomas M. Kaffenberger, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Thomas M. Kaffenberger, MD, is passionate about improving the outcomes of sleep surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea through research and clinical trials. He is committed to providing personalized and compassionate high-quality care to patients with sleep apnea, snoring, and related ear, nose, and throat disorders.

Dr. Kaffenberger is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, the International Surgical Sleep Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    Education & Training

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Sleep Medicine and Sleep Surgery Fellowship focusing on obstructive sleep apnea treatments
  • University of Pittsburgh, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh, MD, Cum Laude
  • Fulbright Research Grant, Heidelberg, Germany, German Cancer Research Institute (DKFZ)
  • The Ohio State University, BS with Research Distinction, Allied Health Professions, Biomedical Science, Magna Cum Laude
The Eugene Aeserinsky Award for Scholarship in Sleep Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Sleep Medicine, 2023
Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, 2022
Research Interests

Dr. Kaffenberger is interested in the development of personalized therapy for the CPAP intolerant OSA patient. It involves development of new treatments along with refinement of existing